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Fast, fresh and very funny reading
February 2021 Book of the Month
Cookie is one of those characters who have the best intentions, but just can’t help getting into scrapes and mix ups, and readers will love her all the more for it. In this new adventure, her plans for a plastic-free birthday party are overtaken by circumstances and before we know it, she’s accidentally become best friends with Suzie Ashby, got a detention, upset her friend Jake, and handed over £25 to take part in Woodburn Primary’s very own F Factor, which turns out to be not what she expected at all. Cookie being Cookie, it all works out in the end and everyone, the reader included, has lots of fun along the way. Konnie Huq clearly remembers what it is to be a ten year old very well indeed and Cookie’s fast flowing, tangent-embracing, stream of consciousness narrative is a delight. Huq’s own black and white illustrations are the perfect complement to the text, giving us even clearer insight into what’s going on in Cookie’s head. A fast, fresh and very funny read.
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In her second brilliantly funny story, science-mad Cookie is ready to save the planet! When Cookie finds herself with two tickets to see popstar Aliana Tiny, Suzie Ashby suddenly wants to be her best friend. One small problem - Suzie is the most annoying girl in the world. UGH!
So how is that Cookie manages to fall out with her real friends Jake and Keziah and become best buddies with Suzie instead? Can she win them back, ditch Suzie and save the planet in the process?
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
I was surprised to read Cookie's gran comes from Bangladesh because my gran does too. This is the first time I've read about a Bangladeshi character. I loved looking at the illustrations, especially the speech bubbles, cute unicorns and all the animals. On the cover I admired the doodles and the little details. I can’t believe they were drawn by the author. This is perfect for fans of 'Diary of a wimpy kid' and 'Dork Diaries'. Full review
I love this book and I am sure other people will too and girls and boys can enjoy it. The pictures are funny and the explain more about the story. This book is in my top 5 for this year and I think you will love it. Full review
I really enjoyed this book. I read the whole thing in two days! Full review
I loved Cookie so much I read this three times straight off! Cookie is funny and relatable. Perfect for kids age 8 plus Full review
These comic-style illustrated adventures have a Wimpy Kid with science vibe - WRD magazine
This is a delightful book, full of the cares and woes of many 10-year-olds, illustrated throughout with amusing cartoon like illustrations by the author - full of fun and with some really useful appendices that explain some of the activities described in the book - a fun read with a strong message - that we can all save the world by small actions. -- Tricia Adams - School Librarian magazine
Praise for Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World;
'A fresh and very funny story ... sure to be a BIG HIT' - Jacqueline Wilson
'Smart, funny and full of warmth, just like its author' - David Walliams
'Totally funny and charming and relatable. The book that is. Not the boy, he's really annoying.' - David Baddiel
'Everybody's going to fall in love with Cookie. She's clever and funny and just can't seem to get anything right.' - Charlie Higson
'Cookie - a lass with sass who'll inspire girls and boys alike ... daft and funny!' - Zoe Ball
Publication date: 04/02/2021
Publisher: Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Ecological and Environmental, Graphic Novels & Comics, Humorous, School Stories|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
As the longest serving female Blue Peter presenter, from 1997 to 2008, Konnie Huq is no stranger to the middle-grade market. She is an ambassador for the Prince's Trust and the British Asian Trust. This is her first foray into children's books and Cookie is inspired by Konnie's own London Bangladeshi background, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness! Photo credit Ed MillerMore About Konnie Huq
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